Kimberly these are old- the best book I use is the "Frank Lloyd
Wright for kids", I just packed it so I don't have the author. Also
my boys love the series (which escapes me) of architecture books
with see through pages, you can see how castles, huts, temples look.
Some of these links are old- also I posted links over the past 2 and
a half years so you might try the archives.
Here are some sites for architecture:
This is the best* for education make sure you look at the green
pepper which is really a good way to show a child elevation with
it's sections-home page and then specifics
more lessons at bottom
Skyscrapers for kids using claris:
Ask eric- if you loose it just type in architecture erase all of the
web site but after the edu and the eric's main page will come up and
type in the word in the box.
All FL Wright:
I'm going to forward my cantilever lesson I did with 5 year olds.
It's a great way to explore just what it means and to go along with
looking at "Fallingwater". Here are also some web sites:
Frank LLoyd Wright:
Very nice images of the history of wright-to be copied or scanned
and then placed on poster board and laminated> I did this to put up
in room while doing him.
101 links of wright:
Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids
The Architecture Pack
The World Atlas of Architecture with forward by John
Juluis Norwich, Portland House, pub., ISBN O-517-66875-0.
A PATTERN LANGUAGE, by Christopher Alexander. Philosophy of
architecture. Other books by same author -- LINZ CAFE and TIMELESS
LOOKING AROUND, by Witold Rybczynski. A collection of short
on a multitude of observations on architecture.
THE GOOD HOUSE; CONTRAST AS A DESIGN TOOL by authors
Silverstein and Winslow. Useful architectural design theory.
PLACES OF THE SOUL, by Christopher Day. Covers a broad
ideas in architecture.
I also have handouts and lessons on some of the above which I have
done over the years.
There are more sites but I'm tired. I was up late last night at a
bookstore with my kids waiting for the Harry Potter book 4 to come
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